Nostalgia: HM The Queen visits Ellesmere Port

A celebration of The Queen's visits to Ellesmere Port as Her Majesty becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch

On September 9 2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history, breaking the record held for more than a century by Queen Victoria, whose reign of 63 years and 216 days defined an entire era.

We look back at the past visits the Queen has made to Ellesmere Port performing a number of duties over the years.

You may recall a visit to the area in 1979 where she is pictured at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall signing the visitors' book with then borough mayor Fred Price.

The Queen signs the visitors' book at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall with then borough mayor Fred Price in 1979

Or where you there to cheer her on when she opened the Blue Planet Aquarium in 1998?

HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the opening of the Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port in 1998

If you spot anyone you know in any of our photographs let us know by email or telephone 01244 606455.

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